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Tiverton kayaker pulled from frigid water

TIVERTON — A Tiverton kayaker survived a prolonged plunge into Tiverton Basin last Wednesday thanks in considerable part to a boatyard worker’s decision to take a seal-watch detour while …
Size of Portsmouth’s west side advisory panel changes — again
PORTSMOUTH — After one member said he wanted to reconsider his earlier decision, the Town Council Monday night unanimously to … Read More
Feds agree to rescind order for Sakonnet River Bridge tolls
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge may have sustained a deathblow now that the Federal Highway … Read More
Portsmouth Police: Man charged with arson held samurai sword
PORTSMOUTH — An elderly man brandished a samurai sword after threatening to burn down his estranged wife’s home on Sunday, April … Read More
East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, … Read More
Portsmouth volunteers clean up Common Fence Point (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — A handful of volunteers turned out last Friday, April 19, for a Good Friday Earth Day Cleanup in Common Fence Point. Read More
‘Things could have been so much different’
PORTSMOUTH — She had fled in the middle of the night, terrified and alone.  For seven years they had been together, seven years … Read More
Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, Portsmouth Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, of Portsmouth, passed away of an unexpected illness on April 1, 2019. Connor was born on June 10, 2000, in Newport, to Dwayne Peckham and Patricia …
Alicia Mary Correia, 32, Portsmouth Alicia Mary "Cheeks" Correia, 32, of Portsmouth, passed away on March 13, 2019, in Providence.
Alicia was born May 18, 1986 in Newport. She graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2004, and …
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Portsmouth Legal Notices – Sept. 27, 2018

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Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30 PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified basketball team got down to business versus Tiverton on …
Portsmouth downs Barrington in non-conference lacrosse match PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team kicked off its season in promising fashion Saturday, beating Barrington in a non-conference game by a score of …
Young Westport sharpshooter was perfect when it counted Bailey Howell admits she was a little down when she woke up the morning of Sunday, March 24. The previous day, she had competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in Portland, Maine. Bailey …
Portsmouth High runners crowned All-Americans PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team earned High School All-American honors by placing fourth in the 4x800 relay at the 2019 New Balance …
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Letter: Thank you to all who helped in kayak rescue To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was able …
Letter from a kayaker: Thank you to Tiverton first responders and St. Anne's Hospital To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was …
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.